My sincerest apologies if you sent me messages to the comment form and did not get a response.
28 messages have gone to the comment form this year. All of them ended up in SPAM.
For comments to blog posts or the static website pages, I often will go into SPAM and search for guest comments. Then spend the time moving them out of the SPAM folder to approve, like and/or reply.
That will not happen if you send messages through the comment form. All messages marked as SPAM get automatically deleted.
I’m experiencing enough computer issues and problems with viruses/worms/malware, etc. coming in via email and text messages that responding to SPAM from the comment form is too stressful.
And if you have commented blog posts lately and not received a response, a like, or an “approve”, it’s because I have not checked comments in about 2-3 weeks. My weekends have been busy coping with personal triggers, a computer that needed repairs, and assorted other household chores that can’t be accomplished any other time.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a tech expert, so any information quoted here comes from A) the guest who wrote a comment; or B) WordPress support. To maintain privacy, I did not include any names or handles.
Item 1: RSS Feed Issues
WordPress Customer Support says that my site and blog are available to add to RSS Feeds since both are listed as public. The free article offered this information:
Google Chrome does NOT support RSS feeds like some other search engines (Yahoo, Mozilla, Safari, etc.) so you can encounter errors trying to add any blog or site to a feed from there
WordPress suggested that I also add an RSS Feed links button to my side bar. This button is now the third item on the list, under “Categories”. Click on the button to add this blog or site (or specific post) to your feed.
Item 2: Viewing issues with Opera
A guest mentioned viewing issues in the comments section. This partial quote covers it:
“Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Opera.”
WordPress support offered this information:
Opera is another internet browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. I don’t use Opera on my computer (I did install the most recent version of it to test but couldn’t replicate the issue), but it’s likely that this is a compatibility issue in Opera itself; I’ve used it previously and regularly experienced that sites can look slightly different from one browser to another. That was more of a problem in previous years though but not so much anymore! If your reader notices this consistently, it would be really helpful to us to find out what version of Opera your reader is using, so that we can better identify where the problem is.
If any guests are experiencing similar issues and want to help Support improve compatibility with Opera, please send me a message.
Item 3: Two More FAQs
Yes, they’ve been added to the sticky post too.
Q5: Do you have any tips for aspiring writers/bloggers? Apprenticeships, etc.? A5a: I never thought I would be in a position where people asked these kinds of questions, so at this time, no I don’t have any published posts, articles, etc. about blogging or writing. A5b: However, I have responded to guest comments with quick tips and information about this topic on the About This Site and Home pages.
Q6: I want to donate to your site. Is that possible? Is there a donation button? A6: Thank you for your interest in supporting this website and blog. At this time, I am not accepting donations. To accept donations, I have to turn this site into a non-profit organization. That requires legal and business steps I am not ready to take at this time. Maybe in the future…
Thank you for your patience during this slow post period as I moved. I am grateful for your kindness and compassion since any changes in routines can be jarring and/or triggering. My teen, young adult, and not human alters also thank you all for being patient with them as they tried to post once in a while with minimal help from the adults and other alters who usually help them with the process.